Millions of people suffer from COPD and other breathing problems. People all over the world suffer from respiratory disease like asthma and emphysema. It could be you or a loved one. Then you need the Turbo Forte to break down the mucus that builds up in your lungs particually if you are working in restricted and highly polluted enviroments. Others thought that quitting smoking would help them breathe normally again, but find themselves still wheezing. Not to mention the thousands who suffer daily (many of whom are infants and children) from chronic bronchitis or asthma. This can make your life seem nearly unbearable. Trying to work out or even taking a long walk can take a lot out of you. You find yourself coughing constantly. It can be difficult to breathe as your airways are congested from the build up of mucus.
The Turboforte (similar to the Flutter) provides positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy for patients with mucus producing respiratory conditions including:
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPDs), such as asthma
- Other conditions producing retained secretions
Turboforte™ is available in White, Blue, Grey and Pink.
How does Turboforte work?
When you exhale (breathe out) through the Turboforte, your breath moves the steel ball inside. This causes: 1) airway vibrations that loosen mucus and, 2) a slight increase in pressure that aids in keeping your airways open. This combined action of vibration and pressure results in the mucus moving progressively up your airways until you can cough it out.
Why airway clearance?
In many chronic pulmonary conditions there is a build-up of secretions in the airways. These secretions, if left in the airways, can block air passages, make breathing difficult, and provide an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply and thrive – a primary cause of progressive, irreversible lung damage. Therefore, airway clearance is critical to your overall care. Daily airway clearance with the Turboforte® can help break this cycle of lung infection and damage.
What shouldn’t you use Turboforte for?
You should consult your doctor before using Turboforte, but Turboforte should not be used for people with conditions where the lung tissue is damaged or you have bleeding in the lungs.
Contraindications: Before use, consult your doctor or healthcare professional if you are unsure if the below conditions affect you:
- Untreated pneumothorax;
- Haemoptysis (coughing up of blood);
- Oesophageal surgery;
- Right-sided heart failure;
- Middle ear pathology, such as, ruptured tympanic membrane.